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Katie Couric Announces Premiere Date for Daytime Talk Show

Katie Couric

She's baaack!

Katie Couric will return to TV this fall when her daytime talk show, Katie, premieres on Sept. 10, executive producer Jeff Zucker announced on Thursday.

Zucker, the former head of NBC and Couric's old producer on Today, announced the additions of... read more

Marie Osmond Daytime Talk Show to Premiere on Hallmark Channel This Fall

Marie Osmond

Hallmark Channel has ordered a new daytime talk show to be hosted by Marie Osmond that will debut this fall, the cable channel announced on Wednesday.

Marie! will air weekday afternoons and cover topics as varied as lifestyle tips and trends, socially important issues and the always-important celebrity dish. Her guests will include famous faces, close friends and family members, as well as everyday people and experts in... read more

Report: Glee's Darren Criss Offered X Factor Hosting Gig

Darren Criss

Darren Criss has been offered the chance to host The X Factor next season, E! Online reports.

Criss, 25, turned down the gig because of his busy schedule, which includes acting, singing and dancing on Glee as one of the Fox musical series' regulars. The X Factor's original host, Steve Jones, got the boot in January, along with... read more

Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe Return for More American Horror Story

Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe

Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto will be joined by American Horror Story alums Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe for Season 2, series executive producer Ryan Murphy announced Friday night.

He revealed little else about the premise of the next batch episodes during a PaleyFest event for the FX drama, but he did say writing has begun with shooting set to begin in July... read more

The Complete Pilot Report: Fox Has Kevin Williamson, Kevin Bacon and Zachary Levi!

Kevin Bacon, Zachary Levi

The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces including Zachary Levi, Mindy Kaling, Mandy Moore and Sarah Silverman, and from proven producers like Josh Schwartz, J.J. Abrams, Greg Berlanti and Kevin Williamson. Also making a comeback this year: Iconic characters including Green Arrow, Carrie Bradshaw, Sherlock Holmes and Beauty and the Beast.

To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the series projects in contention and check back for updates on their status. Here are the Fox pilots: (Click here for ABC, CBS, CW and NBC.) read more

The Complete Pilot Report: The CW's Got Green Arrow and Carrie Bradshaw!

Stephen Amell, Kristin Kreuk

The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces including Zachary Levi, Mindy Kaling, Mandy Moore and Sarah Silverman, and from proven producers like Josh Schwartz, J.J. Abrams, Greg Berlanti and Kevin Williamson. Also making a comeback this year: Iconic characters including Green Arrow, Carrie Bradshaw, Sherlock Holmes and Beauty and the Beast.

To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the series projects in contention and check back for updates on their status. Here are the CW pilots: (Click here for ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC.) read more

The Complete Pilot Report: NBC's Got Roseanne Barr, J.J. Abrams and Book of Mormon Stars!

Rosanne Barr, Sarah Silverman

The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces including Zachary Levi, Mindy Kaling, Mandy Moore and Sarah Silverman, and from proven producers like Josh Schwartz, J.J. Abrams, Greg Berlanti and Kevin Williamson. Also making a comeback this year: Iconic characters including Green Arrow, Carrie Bradshaw, Sherlock Holmes and Beauty and the Beast.

To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the series projects in contention and check back for updates on their status. Here are the NBC pilots: (Click here for ABC, CBS, CW and Fox.) read more

The Complete Pilot Report: CBS Has Greg Berlanti, Louis C.K. and Bridesmaids Stars!

Joanna Garcia, Louis C.K.

The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces including Zachary Levi, Mindy Kaling, Mandy Moore and Sarah Silverman, and from proven producers like Josh Schwartz, J.J. Abrams, Greg Berlanti and Kevin Williamson. Also making a comeback this year: Iconic characters including Green Arrow, Carrie Bradshaw, Sherlock Holmes and Beauty and the Beast.

To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the series projects in contention and check back for updates on their status. Here are the CBS pilots: (Click here for ABC, CW, Fox and NBC.) read more

The Complete Pilot Report: ABC's Got Mandy Moore, Reba McEntire and Natalie Portman!

Mandy Moore, Natalie Portman

The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces including Zachary Levi, Mindy Kaling, Mandy Moore and Sarah Silverman, and from proven producers like Josh Schwartz, J.J. Abrams, Greg Berlanti and Kevin Williamson. Also making a comeback this year: Iconic characters including Green Arrow, Carrie Bradshaw, Sherlock Holmes and Beauty and the Beast.

To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the series projects in contention and check back for updates on their status. Here are the ABC pilots: (Click here for CBS, CW, Fox and NBC.) read more

Why The X Factor Bloodbath Is Good News — And Hopefully Just a Starting Point

The X Factor

Some time in recent days and weeks, Simon Cowell realized that The X Factor wasn't shaping up to be the singing competition to end all singing competitions. The money was there, as was the support from Fox, but with little more than 12 million viewers tuning in to see who would win a $5 million windfall, it became clear something hadn't clicked with America.

And so on Monday, we learned that he had cleaned house: Gone are stiff host Steve Jones and simpering, whimpering judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul. Reports that Cowell was looking for more star power next season quickly followed. Mariah Carey's name has already been bandied about as the kind of A-list celebrity he wants, and she did serve as Simon's right hand during the at-home coaching sessions.

But is she enough? Is she even the right Hail Mary play? The truth is The X Factor has strong elements going for it, boasting auditions in front of a live crowd, Simon's bitter tongue and the most diverse lineup of contestants of any of the broadcast talent shows.

Now if only it could rid itself of any remaining similarity to American Idol. Some ideas:

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